Basic guidance the workings of the competitions-time.co.uk website and how to protect your personal information while entering competitions.
None of the competitions listed on this website are organised or run by competitions-time.co.uk. We simply link to third party websites who run their own competitions. These websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
1) whether you are eligible to win the prize specified
2) how the information you provide in the entry form will be used
If you do not wish to be contacted when entering a competition, please look out for any tick boxes which indicate whether you are opting in to any marketing.
This website is a free service that is supported by Google Adsense advertisements. Google will attempt to personalise adverts according to the context of the page where they are displayed. As we feature competitions, adverts may also occasionally resemble a competition - please be think careful before clicking on an advert and giving away your personal information.
Google Adsense adverts can be identified by the icon in the top right corner.
Competitions featuring an enter button marked with a '*' indicate an affiliate link which may generate a payment to the site. (e.g. )
Competitions are a marketing exercise where the aim could be to generate traffic for a website, to promote a product or to gather customer details to contact later.
We attempt to examine each competition before listing and indicate the kinds of marketing that we expect you will receive by entering.
Look out for the following labels next to each listing:
Forced to opt-in to receiving marketing from the host website and/or prize suppliers. (generally an email newsletter).
Forced to opt-in to receiving marketing from third party companies. You are giving the host website permission to pass your details onto other companies not directly involved in the competition who will contact you using the given details.
As a basic rule: you cannot be contacted if you do not provide the information. When entering a competition, consider the personal details an entry form requires and whether you mind being contacted by those methods.
Be wary of giving away your phone number as you may be giving consent to receive marketing calls. Companies must stop calling you if you explicitly ask them to. Which? have a useful guide for dealing with persistant callers.
Phone: Many mobile networks give away Pay As You Go SIM Cards for free. If you have an old or spare phone, consider getting a new SIM card and using that phone number for competitions.
By entering competitions regularly, it's likely that at some point a data media company will obtain your details. All emails you receive should have an unsubscribe link somewhere, but here are a few links which may also help you get removed from such mailing lists:
The competitions tracker is an optional service that keeps track of which competitions you have entered. If you choose to use this service, we will record the details needed to identify you given to us by your chosen provider. We collect basic statistics of your usage of the website in order to run the tracker service. We will not contact you using the details provided.
A cookie is small text file, stored on your computer or mobile device. It will contain an anonymous identifier so that our site can recognise you when you use the same browser to return.
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